The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is hosting the three-day TravelTour Expo 2020 at SMX Convention Center from February 7 to 9. It is the 27th installment of the highly anticipated event.

27th PTAA TravelTour Expo organizers Rhodora Santos, Ritchie Tuaño, and Michelle Victoria at the press conference and announcement of PTAA’s Top 10 Celebrity Travelers

In line with this, PTAA is releasing its list of most traveled celebrities. The group formed a three-person committee to come up with the list based on the star’s social media posts.

PTAA president Ritchie Tuano explained, “These days, social media has become one of the best tools for the travel and tourism industry. Pictures and videos are the best ways to entice people to visit a place. Celebrities, whether they realize it or not, do a lot to boost the visits to different locations within and outside the country. Their fans aspire to go where they go. Moreover, the public also gets to find out more about the places they visit. They provide both the glamor factor and the reassurance that the place is safe to visit.”

Some of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) members

With that, the PTAA has identified the following as their top 10 most traveled Filipino celebrities:

1. Tim Yap
2. Heart Evangelista 
3. Lovi Poe 
4. Catriona Gray 
5. Pia Wurtzbach 
6. Vicky Belo
7. Bea Alonzo 
8. Nadine Lustre
9. Liza Soberano 
10. Maine Mendoza 

“Anyone can take a picture of his or her travels and just post it online, but these stars really draw in their followers by sharing their candid moments during their journeys,” explained Tuaño. “You know that they don’t just go to a place to have their picture taken. They enjoy each and every place wholeheartedly. They also go out of their way to interact with the locals.” 

WATCH the announcement and press conference:

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Entry tickets to TravelTour Expo 2020 may be bought at the SMX Convention Center entrance. The tickets cost Php70 for general admission (including students and children) and Php50 for senior citizens. The entrance is free for all Citi Credit Card holders – they just have to present a valid id along with their card. Students are also free on Friday only Feb. 7, just show their student ID at the ticket counter in exchange of free entrance ticket. Tickets are priced on a per day basis. Below is the schedule of the expo:

February 7, 2020 (Friday)

8:30-9:30am – Entrance for Citi Cards holders only
9:30-7:00pm – Open to the public

4:00pm — Glaiza De Castro’s performance & Meet and Greet

February 8, 2020 (Saturday)

9:00am – 7:00pm – Open to the public

4:00pm – SB19’s performance and Meet & Greet

February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

9:00am – 6:00pm – Open to the public

2:00pm – Karylle’s performance and Meet & Greet

The booths are located at Halls 1 to 4 at the ground floor and Function Rooms 1-5 at the second floor of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Photos in the featured image courtesy of Nadine Lustre’s, Liza Soberano’s, and Maine Mendoza’s Instagram accounts